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    COAH Community Kickoff Day 4

    Welcome to the last day of my COAH Community kickoffs!  I have a really exciting giveaway for you today, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom.  I am so excited about how well this week has gone and how fun it has been in the community.  I will be hanging out there and hope you all will … [Read More...]

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    COAH Community Kickoff Day 3

    Oh my goodness! You guys are so much fun! I’m having so much fun reading your comments, and posts! For today’s forum discussion, I thought we could talk all about lesson planning, and scheduling! So let’s head over to the COAH Community and talk all about our favorite planning tips and … [Read More...]

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    COAH Community Kickoff Day 2

    Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the new COAH Community! I’m having a blast, and I’ve decided that this whole week I’ll be doing fun giveaways and prizes for all of my new chatting friends! For today’s forum discussion, I thought we could talk all about history and geography! So let’s … [Read More...]

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    COAH Community Kickoff!

    Hi everyone! I have some super exciting news! Some of my most visited posts are my curriculum forum discussions. Commenting on old blog posts can be a pain and don’t get looked at very often. So, we wanted to create an area where we can have ongoing conversations, ask questions, and generally chat … [Read More...]

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    Ham, Egg, & Cheese Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

    Hi everyone, I have another fast and easy breakfast recipe for you today! My son loves breakfast sandwiches and he loves bagels. So he’s been asking for these breakfast bagels quite a bit lately. And they’re super easy too, which is just what I need! Ingredients: Bagels Eggs Cheese … [Read More...]

FEB
09
2015

DIY: Paper Roll Valentine’s

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  Hello everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed the past few days of Valentine’s Craft ideas and recipes! Today I have a really cute craft to share with you, and even better, they’re recycled! Drum roll please… Introducing Paper Roll Valentines!   SUPPLIES: Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls cut in half red or pink paint, or colorful scrapbook paper foam valentine hearts, stickers, etc. googley eyes or foam eye stickers (Michael’s Crafts) Elmer’s glue   DIRECTIONS: First paint your rolls with some red or pink paint then let them dry. You can also use colorful scrapbooking paper to cover them as well. Just cut it to the right height, then glue the paper to the roll and let dry. Next we went crazy decorating them. To create an owl shape simply fold in the top of the tube on each side.   As you can see Turbo gave his owl a little duct tape camo. We also added some beaks with a little orange construction paper, but a heart sticker … [Read more...]

FEB
08
2015

Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Floats!

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Good morning everyone! We’re just getting crazy over here with Valentine’s Day fun! And today I have a yummy treat to share with you all! They’re pink. They’re fizzy. And they’re yummy! They’re Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Floats!   You will need: Ice cream – I suggest vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream or raspberry sherbet! Soda – I suggest Cherry 7-up, or any other red soda you prefer Optional: Whipped Cream, sprinkles, and fun Valentine’s Day straws!   We found the cute heart straws at Michael’s craft store, the rest was purchased at our local grocery store.   STEP 1: Okay, so to start off with, put a few scoops of your favorite white or pink ice cream into a fun glass!   STEP 2: Now carefully fill up your glass with your soda…go slowly or you’ll have an overflow sticky mess on your hands!   STEP 3: Finally add some whipped cream, and top it off with festive sprinkles and a cute … [Read more...]

FEB
04
2015

Egg in a Hole

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Wondering what to make for breakfast this morning? Kids don’t want cereal again, but you don’t have much time? Try Egg in a Hole! It’s super fast, super easy, and only takes eggs, bread, and a little butter! YAY! Ready, set, go! Ingredients: Bread Round cookie Cutter (Or you can cut out a center hole using a knife.) Eggs Butter Directions: Melt a few tablespoons of butter in a skillet, or electric skillet on medium heat. Cut a hole out of the center of your bread slices, and set aside. Place the bread into the skillet, then crack open an egg and carefully pour it into the hole in the bread. Cook until browned on one side, then flip and cook the other. You might need to add a little more butter to the pan when you flip it. I usually make one per person, and inevitably I end up making more. But they cook so quickly it’s no biggie. While those are cooking, I also add in the “hole” part of the bread into the pan as well, make sure you get a little melted … [Read more...]

FEB
03
2015

How To Applique’ 101 – WIP Wednesday

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Good morning everyone! Do you think applique’ is too hard? Don’t worry, I have a step by step guide to help you out today! I’m not sure why, but for some reason just the word applique’ intimidated me. But I started researching YouTube video tutorials and soon decided that it wasn’t so scary after all! So today I’m going to tackle any fears you might have, and hopefully encourage a few of you to take a leap into this art form. Supplies for this tutorial: Heat-N-Bond Light (enough for your project) Iron (I have a Rowenta Travel Compact Steam Iron, it’s small and great for tiny applique’ pieces) Fabric to play with (I frequent Fat Quarter Shop, Etsy, Amazon, and my local fabric stores.) Scissors (I like Fiskars scissors, but any nice fabric scissors will do. Just keep them away from the kiddos!) Optional: I also use a 45mm Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter for longer straight cuts, use it on fabric only! Optional: Clear quilting ruler. I use this for a lot of things, … [Read more...]

FEB
02
2015

Calendar Bulletin Board Setup & Use

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Good morning readers! I hope you’re having a great day so far! I get a lot of questions on how we set up  our calendar bulletin board area, and how we use it. So I thought it would be fun to do a short calendar time video showing you what supplies I have used, and how we review our calendar each day.   So if you’re interested in seeing what supplies I used, and how we go about learning our calendar activities, check out the calendar time video below!   You will need: 2 x 3 Cork Bulletin Board (Or whatever size you like, but I probably wouldn’t go smaller than 2x3) Polka Dot Calendar Poster Month and day cards 3m Velcro wall hanging strips Velcro dots Push Pins Mavalus Tape Page protectors (Cheapest ones you can find!) We Choose Virtues Character Cards Today Tomorrow Yesterday What’s the Weather Chart   I hope this video helps you out, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!   Check out … [Read more...]

FEB
01
2015

February 2015 Holidays & Fun Days!

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Hello and welcome back! Looking for some fun educational opportunities for February? Look no further, today I’m sharing my monthly holidays & fun days post!   Everyone knows that this month is the month for love! But I’m going to warn you ahead of time, it seems February is also riddled with sweet treats, candy, pies, and other cavity causing days. Just a heads up. I also have some great recipes and crafts coming up for you next week, so make sure to stick around. But today we’re taking a look at what is going on this month, so let’s get on with it shall we!   Holidays: February 2 Ground Hog Day – The day the groundhog decides how much winter we’ll have left. If he sees his shadow that means we have six more weeks of winter. No shadow? Spring is just around the corner! February 14 Valentine's Day – The day we celebrate our loved ones with cards, candy, and special dinners! February 16 President's Day (Third Monday of month) - Today we honor all of the … [Read more...]

JAN
28
2015

February 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Hi everyone! Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! And we have a fun holiday during February so make sure to check out some of my Valentine’s Day activities, recipes, and I have a whole week of new ideas coming up next week too!   Download the February 2015 Menu: February 2015 Meal Plan PDF February 2015 Meal Plan – Word Doc (editable) For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

JAN
27
2015

Sight Word Printable Worksheets

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Welcome back lovely readers! Since my sight word activities are one of my most searched pages, I thought it would be a good idea to put them all in one place for you to see!  So here they are, all of my free sight word flashcards, worksheets, and activities! Check back for updates regularly! Sight Word Flash Cards & Wall Caterpillars:   Sight Word Worksheets:   Special Themed Sight Word Games:   And that’s it for now, I hope you enjoy these sight word activities in your homeschool and classrooms!   Looking for more printables, worksheets, and activities? Check out my printables page for more goodies! … [Read more...]

JAN
26
2015

Homeschooling Do’s & Don’ts!

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Have you ever wished there were a list of things you should do or definitely not do when beginning homeschooling? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even veteran homeschool mom’s are doubt themselves at times. When I first started homeschooling I asked everyone I knew which curriculum to use, what days to homeschool, which subjects to teach, and how I would know if my kids were doing okay or not. I spoke with several veteran homeschool moms and they all had the same advice. Have fun with your children, enjoy the time while they’re in your home, and use whatever works best for you! Well, as a first timer, and a type A personality person, those words weren’t exactly comforting to me. I wanted a well laid out action plan. I wanted a curriculum that would tell me in specifics what to do, when to do it, and what to say. I wanted something that told me how long to do each subject, and how many days to do it. Unfortunately, and fortunately, there just isn’t anything out there … [Read more...]

JAN
25
2015

3rd Grade Sight Word Sentences–Manuscript

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Are you looking for a fun way to have your 3rd grade students practice their sight words? Look no further! I’ve had a ton of requests for a manuscript version of my 3rd grade sight word sentences, so today I’m sharing the 3rd grade sight word manuscript sentence printables with you. (I have 3rd Grade Cursive Sight Word Sentences here.) Each worksheet has the sight word along with a funny sentence. Students will practice tracing the word, reading the word several times, then writing it on their own. They will also fill in a sentence using the word as well as practice reading the sentence. Students will also cut out the letters then glue them on the sheet to spell the word correctly to complete a sentence. This not only makes the activity more hands-on, but it also helps with spelling practice. I have also added letter tracing to this activity to help with handwriting practice. Finally they will make up their own sentence using their newly learned sight word! The repetition … [Read more...]